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IP Law Firm Welcomes Return of Lawyer

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tonia Brugh as Partner to join our expanding trade marks and commercial IP practice. Tonia is a renowned trade mark and intellectual property specialist, with over 20 years of domestic and international experience advising clients in this area. Tonia previously worked at James & Wells as a …

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Nicola Sladden

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Banking Ombudsman Last Year – 31 Running a small team at the banking ombudsman office has seen Nicola Sladden faced with a range of complaints involving the Big Four banks, but also an alarming increase in investment scams and related issues. Her office received a 63 percent increase in scam complaints reported in the latest …

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Legal equity champion Chief Judge Christina Inglis receives Honorary Doctorate

The first female Chief Judge of the Employment Court Christina Inglis will receive an honorary Doctor of Law from Te Herenga Waka―Victoria University of Wellington at its December 2022 graduation. “This award recognises Christina’s contribution to the law and judiciary, particularly in the areas of employment and human rights,” says Chancellor John Allen. “As Chief …

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Jim Farmer KC’s Random Legal Thoughts On A Post-Covid Lockdown European Trip

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Leading KC Jim Farmer KC writes about his thoughts on everything form virtual court hearings to lockdown rules and antitrust developments. Monday, October 31, 2022 James Farmer KC* If nothing else, the last 3 years of a Covid-infected world have forced us to face new living and working conditions and severely inhibited our ability to …

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Introducing The 10 New KCs

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>> Latest Law Jobs Here The first new KC entrants to New Zealand’s Bar have been announced by the Attorney General. The new entrants include six from Auckland, two from Christchurch, one from Wellington and a Northland barrister. Catherine Stafford Cull, Barrister of Northland, a family lawyer from Kerikeri. Simon Robert Mitchell, Barrister of Auckland, …

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3 New Juno Legal Members

>> InHouse Legal Opportunities Here Jane Wright, Daniel Gilchrist and Luana D’Appollonio have been announced as the newest members to join the Juno Legal team. Jane Wright has joined the Juno Legal team based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Jane is an experienced commercial and property lawyer across in-house legal and private practice. She joins Juno from …

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Tudor Clee

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The Unconventional Barrister New Entrant There’s not a lot that’s conventional about Tudor Clee or his practice, but there is no denying his ability to achieve headline-making cases including his representation over the government’s egg-on-face handling of journalist Charlotte Bellis’ return to locked-down New Zealand, nor the takedown of QCs Paul Wicks and John Dixon …

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AWS Legal Announce Three Promotions

>> In House Law Role -Auckland or Brisbane . . Plus More Allanah Cunningham (Left) has been promoted to Senior Associate, Robbie McKenzie (Middle) to Associate, and Brigitte Simpson (Right) to Senior Solicitor. “Allanah, Robbie, and Brigitte,  under the guidance of the Partnership, have developed and continue to develop excellent legal skills in their specialty …

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